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phill1c last won the day on November 28 2016

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About phill1c

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    Jets fan since Joe Namath, but really, Richard Todd
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    Kenny O'Brien to Wesley Walker, Jets win 51-45
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    Vinny Testaverde's 2000 INTs against the Ravens
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  1. with the Jets OL and QB situation over this period, it certainly clouds the assessment. IMO, the offensive coordination has been terrible since 2010, the last time anyone was successful running a "Ground and Pound" offense. LOLOLOL
  2. phill1c

    Goodbye 3-4

    Yes, I'm glad you mentioned that. To me, it's the classic "Nature vs. Nurture" argument: In other words, in the NFL most players have superior talent. I mean, this IS the best of the best. I think it's a big difference to say "Coples Sucks" if he were drafted by the Steelers. I mean, if you can't make it in Pittsburgh, where they have a tradition of winning and a virtual factory of defensive playmakers. If the Steelers had drafted Coples, they would have had a plan for him and he'd be coming into a situation. How much of Coples lack of success due to his own limitations, physical and/or mental? vs. being in a chaotic situation, playing out of position, etc.? Who knows... And then I also believe that second chances really diminish the odds of success, even with superior talent. And that is mostly mental. I'm sure I'm missing a lot of evidence here; I'm happy to discuss further...
  3. phill1c

    Goodbye 3-4

    I'm a Coples fan, actually. I'm not saying he lived up to potential because he didn't. But A LOT of that goes to the coaching staff, who never had a concrete plan and had the guy playing all over the field in roles he wasn't best suited for. Draft a DT in the first and play him at LB? Ask him to lose weight, gain weight... And, of course, being one of his fans, I thought the claims of laziness or lack of focus were oversold. And the man had some ******* hard @ss hits man.
  4. phill1c

    Goodbye 3-4

    Seems to offer significant draft flexibility, no? Just keep accumulating athletes vs. busts...
  5. I disagree here. Bowles didn't hire better coordinators because, if you were a competent coordinator, why would you want to work for Bowles? Moreover, Bowles is a competent DC himself, so maybe it's not the best job for an established DC. The notion that Bowles thought he wasn't a good head coach seems like a reach. And nobody would be breathing down his neck if they were winning.
  6. I don't think there's any one thing Todd Bowles could do to change things. Todd Bowles was not successful because: Bowles never seemed to understand how a head coach can positively influence a football game. He never took anyone by surprise. While a great motivator, I think his message of "humble winning" never resonated or, really, made any sense to the modern athlete. Bowles didn't understand offense. Yes, he understood how to react to other offenses, he didn't seem to grasp being offensive. As imaginative as he was with defensive schemes, he never gave the impression that offense was something he cared about. Now, while I believe Todd Bowles is a better coach than he showed, I am just not down with Under Dog persona. A successful head coach is cutthroat, not Bowles who seemed really, really dull. "yeah, we weren't ready to play...they really spanked us...in every phase of the game." I mean, wow, that gets old quickly. Bowles is a defensive tactician. He inspired nobody. His offensive philosophy was inept, prehistoric. Nothing tricky, nothing imaginative, nothing accomplished. The offense hasn't scored a first-drive TD in 24 games!! it's just abysmally lame!! I'm not thrilled with Gase, but it's not like Kotite. I mean, he's got to be better than Bowles, doesn't he? I mean, Will I remain in the wasteland of football, basketball, and baseball forever??
  7. It's very 1960s: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwif4PKThtjfAhWqUt8KHXm5A10QjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.metv.com%2Flists%2Fthese-21-old-logos-show-that-major-brands-looked-much-different-in-the-1960s&psig=AOvVaw1gS1kST5pBUeveh83lpkOJ&ust=1546826022359763
  8. Interesting that people are fixated on his lack of size and speed. I seem to remember a guy named Wayne Chrebet. He didn't have either but he could get open and caught everything. Watching mostly other offenses after the 6-game losing streak, it's apparent that it really didn't matter who was playing. The game plan was so abysmally simple that any defense could stop it.
  9. phill1c

    Todd Bowles defensive coordinator - Part II

    I don't know, this argument seems simplistic. Not at all to support Rogers, but he's also LOST two DEs--Richardson and Wilkerson--Lee, too, if you count suspension, which constitute the bulk [no pun intended] of these "early round picks". His free agents include "the player formerly known as Revis" and Buster "I give up as many as I defend" Skrine. This doesn't seem like he was given dominant free agents to work with. That said, he wouldn't know how to scheme his way out of a 4th and 22. So, he's not the answer.
  10. AND, Rex had actual talent to coach. Bowles lost his two 'pro bowl' DEs and the front seven is, on the whole, average. My issues with Bowles are about the offense. He's coached decently enough on the defensive side of the ball. And he has no real defensive coordinator. My issues are with how completely inept the offense has looked. And the sloppy, penalty filled stupidity that is week-in and week-out. Let's not elevate Ryan just to denigrate Bowles. Both are different sides of the same coin: defensive coordinators who really don't know dick about coaching offense or having an effective one.
  11. phill1c

    Ok...I'm convinced.

    I think obtaining a RB when the OL can't run block is absurdly wasteful. Current Jets RBs have shown what happens when you attempt to be a rush-first team with a poor run-blocking OL. It's wasteful and it kills RBs. Look at what it's done to Powell, Crowell, the guys before them. What's Bell doing to do when defenses are in the backfield? The NFL is a passing league now. Anyone can make yards rushing when you have an effective passing game? Why bother spending money on a name to get the same production? I'd rather somehow beef up the OL so that it becomes more powerful and technically sound. How that's done is not as important as that it gets done. The people whining about defense don't seem to get that yesterday's game was interesting because of the offense's development. The Jets lost but I'll take this kind of loss instead of the offensive bore-ball the Jets are known for. Anyway, I kind of agree with your post but I think the objective should be to build the OL, whatever it takes. That's what makes an offense work. That and reliable WRs.
  12. a) he wouldn't believe you. b) it's something in human nature. you have to beat the bully before you can not be considered a victim. c) you have to put yourself into the situation for the refs to be a factor: stupid penalties, getting kicked out of a game, it's really just being in those positions that lets the refs make the subliminal decisions to make calls that benefit the bully. I won't miss the silly penalties and bonehead plays that this team always makes.
  13. Problem with the Jets WRs is that the OL causes the WRs to get injured. No time to get past the LBs, only time to get smacked around in traffic. There is some bad luck, Devin Smith. I never thought much of Stewart or Hansen. But you could have Al Toon, Wesley Walker, and Wayne Chrebet and the current OL wouldn't allow a downfield passing game. FIX the ******* OL!!! fix the OL and you'd be surprised who becomes good enough at WR and RB and TE...
  14. I want a coach who at least UNDERSTANDS modern football, offensively and defensively. Not someone who acts like a trick play is passing on first down.

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